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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 23, 2022
    70
    The nifty suspect list includes The Good Doctor's Antonia Thomas, Outlander's Sam Heughan and Ricard E. Grant, but it's Nesbitt who keeps you glued to the bitter, berserk end. [26 Sep - 9 Oct 2022, p.5]
  2. Reviewed by: Radio Times Staff
    Sep 23, 2022
    60
    Viewers expecting a more traditional crime thriller may well be thrown off by the theatrical feel of the series format, with a new pairing of actors each episode. But the show's central whodunnit and the short episode lengths (around 20 minutes each) both work in its favour.
  3. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Sep 27, 2022
    50
    The great cast of Suspect saves the show from being a leaden disaster, but the story underpinning all that capital-A acting isn’t all that interesting.
  4. Reviewed by: Carol Midgley
    Sep 23, 2022
    40
    It's a performance of extremes. I do like the structure basically two-hander plays in 30-minute segments with Nesbitt the constant even if sometimes a scene change was desperately needed. Maybe it would work better on stage. The cast is quality, but my problem is that Danny is unlikeable. ... I struggled to find anyone interesting here.
  5. Reviewed by: Rebecca Nicholson
    Sep 23, 2022
    40
    It is highly theatrical, and it has, oddly, the feel of early lockdown TV, when as much was done with as little as possible. ... I found the theatrics so heightened – Christina regularly appears to her father as a sort of shimmering clue from the afterlife – that by episode seven, it had lost me completely.
  6. Reviewed by: Rachael Sigee
    Sep 23, 2022
    40
    In a potentially uneven series, there may be some standout episodes (it’s hard to imagine Duff not being captivating) but so far, Suspect is both very serious and quite silly at the same time.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Hilton
    Sep 23, 2022
    40
    Suspect isn’t good. It isn’t a compelling new addition to the British TV detective canon. In fact, the only thing convincingly mysterious about it, is its existence.
  8. Reviewed by: Anita Singh
    Sep 23, 2022
    40
    Nesbitt and Joely Richardson deliver their lines as if they’re getting to grips with a foreign language. ... Introducing one suspect per half hour episode could work well in theory, if only the show was better.

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